Key Reasons Why Terrelle Pryor Will Be a Starting Quarterback in the NFL

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Key Reasons Why Terrelle Pryor Will Be a Starting Quarterback in the NFL
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA - AUGUST 20: Terrelle Pryor throws during his pro day at a practice facility on August 20, 2011 in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

One of the most interesting stories this offseason is that of Terrelle Pryor.

Trying to repair damage that almost destroyed his chances to get into the NFL, he has done a lot to try to win over general managers and coaches alike.

Many GMs and coaches are still wondering if Terrelle Pryor can be a successful NFL quarterback.

He certainly passes the eye test.

Pryor has the arm strength to make all of the throws, and he is doing everything he could to show that he just made a mistake and is past it.

Pryor is trying to show that what happened at Ohio State is behind him. I applaud his decision not to appeal his suspension and owning up to his mistakes. This has to impress those who think that Pryor is too immature to play in the NFL.

Standing at an amazing 6'5" and weighing 232 pounds, he looked the part in drills at his pro day and showed NFL teams that he has made progress since the draft in April. Coming into the workout, he looked in shape, and he remained poised throughout its entirety.

In front of 17 teams, he displayed a strong, NFL-caliber arm and rare speed. Pryor wowed scouts running a 4.36 40-yard dash, an amazing time for any position, especially quarterback.

The only issues with Pryor were his mechanics and some accuracy concerns. He is raw but not as raw as some of the other passers in the NFL, like Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick.

Playing with receivers with whom he had no timing, he had a pretty decent pro day. Most of these days are scripted down to the routes. His pro day could've ended poorly, but he did not look too bad.

Pryor has already said that he was open to playing other positions, but he would definitely like to play quarterback on someone's roster for this upcoming season. 

You know a guy is ready to play when he is willing to play any position on the field that will help the team win and would sign a contract the day that he gets drafted just to get into practice.

I can see Pryor most likely playing for a handful of teams. The teams that make the most sense for Pryor are the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins.

Buffalo's Chan Gailey is a creative offensive coach that will find ways to maximize Pryor's talents.

Philadelphia's Andy Reid is a QB guru developing similar players like Vick and McNabb and turning them into stars.

The Shanahans are just great at developing quarterbacks and know how to win.  

With so many teams being interested in Pryor, I am certain that he will find a home.

He has done enough to repair some of his image and looks to work hard through this season to improve and make it into the NFL.  

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